Thursday, 23 May 2013

Masdar: The Eco-Friendly City of the Future

A city called Masdar City is currently being built in United Arab Emirates that will rely entirely on renewable energy sources, with a sustainable, zero-carbon and zero-waste ecology.

Masdar City is a project which is being built by the Abu Dhabi Future Energy Company, a subsidiary of Mubadala Development Company, with the majority of seed capital provided by the government of Abu Dhabi. Designed by the British architectural firm Foster and Partners, the city will rely entirely on solar energy and other renewable energy sources, with a sustainable, zero-carbon, zero-waste ecology.

A 148-foot tower draws cool air down to create a perpetual breeze in the courtyard of the Masdar Institute.

The city is an $18 billion  project in Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates and is scheduled to be completed by 2015. It will be home to 40,000 residents within a two square mile radius, where cars are simply not allowed. Each building in the city being toted as carbon-neutral and residents are transported about via PRTs (Personal Rapid Transit) pods.

Take an exclusive tour of Masdar City -- a high tech, low carbon sustainable city of future located near Abu Dhabi:

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